Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building

ClientAndy Wen
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

As a result of the city's economic reformation and efforts to globalize education, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University was established as an international world-class university within Suzhou Industrial Park. The new Administration Information Building is located adjacent to the two main promenade axes within the campus. It houses four distinct entities: an administration centre, a learning and resource centre, a training centre and a student activities centre. These functional programs interlocked within this building like a three dimensional puzzle. Having different roles, these entities requires separation as well as connection. Designed as a cubic form penetrated by series of voids three - dimensionally, the voids perform the functions as connecting and dividing spaces. The voids bring natural light into the heart of the building and help occupants engage with the surrounding through the many open-air spaces.